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The Elastic Rebound Theory

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The Elastic Rebound Theory Explains Fault Rupture and Earthquake Generation
Sudden release of elastic strain that built up along  a fault releases seismic energy, causing earthquakes (right).  Theory developed from observations of displacements on San Andreas fault in 1906 such as the offset fence line on left.
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